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Environmental Microbial Diversity and Ecosystem Health Revealed by Metagenomics  

Tao Chen
Research Institute of Life Science, Jiyang College of Zhejiang A&F University, Zhuji, 311800, China
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Molecular Microbiology Research, 2024, Vol. 14, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/mmr.2024.14.0003
Received: 05 Dec., 2023    Accepted: 15 Jan., 2024    Published: 31 Jan., 2024
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Chen T., 2024, Environmental microbial diversity and ecosystem health revealed by metagenomics, Molecular Microbiology Research, 14(1): 20-30 (doi: 10.5376/mmr.2024.14.0003)


The continuous development of metagenomics technology, its application in the study of environmental microbial diversity is becoming increasingly widespread. This study reviews the application of metagenomics technology in the study of environmental microorganisms, focusing on the intrinsic connection between environmental microbial diversity and ecosystem health. Metagenomics technology provides a new perspective for ecological environment protection and restoration by revealing the structure and functional relationship of microbial communities. This article also looks forward to the potential and challenges of metagenomics in environmental monitoring, biological resource development, and response to global environmental challenges. This article aims to provide theoretical support and practical guidance for a deeper understanding of the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem health, as well as the application of metagenomics in ecological environment protection and restoration.

Metagenomics; Environmental microbial diversity; Ecosystem health; Environmental monitoring; Biological resource development
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